Friday, February 22, 2008

Merci Merci has gone SQUARE!

I finally have done a square card! WOW! I included this one in my SAB Stamp Camp 2008.

Recipe Includes:

 5 3/8” x 10 ¾” piece of River Rock Textured Cardstock
 2 ¼” x 3 ½” piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock
 2 3/8” x 3 5/8” piece of River Rock Cardstock
 2 5/8” x 3 7/8” piece of Groovy Guava Cardstock
 4” x 4” piece of Ruby Red Cardstock
 16” of Groovy Guava Double Stitch Ribbon
 Dimensionals
 1 Envelope
 Step by Step Instructions to complete card design using the kit pieces

Add-on Products:
 Corner Rounder (109147 $6.95)
 Crafters Tool Kit (104310 $39.96)
 River Rock Classic Ink Pad (109010 $5.25)
 Groovy Guava Classic Ink Pad (109012 $5.25)
 Ruby Red Classic Ink Pad (102259 $5.25)
 Basic Black Ink Pad (101179 ($5.25)
 Blender Pens (102845 $9.95)
 Cutter Kit (106958 $16.95)
 Stamp –a-ma-jig (101049 $11.95)
 Stampin’ Sponges (101610 $3.50)
 Aqua Painter (103954 $16.95)

Card Kit Merci Sale-a-Bration 2008

1. Fold the 5 3/8” x 10 ¾” piece of River Rock Texture cardstock in half using a Bone Folder.
2. Ink the Flower Image stamp with Basic Black Ink and stamp the image twice (1) on the Large Very Vanilla Cardstock and (1) just the Flower Image on the Smaller Very Vanilla Cardstock.
3. Color in the Flower Image using the Ink Pad Wells and Blender Pen and Aqua Pens. Ruby Red for Hearts (Aqua Painter), River Rock for Stems and (Blender Pen) Swirls and Groovy Guava for the flower (Aqua Painter).
4. Cut out Small Flower Image with Paper Snips. Use 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Mount over first image with dimensional.
5. Sponge River Rock along the edges of the Very Vanilla and then use the distressing tool to distress edges.
6. Mount Very Vanilla to the River Rock with dimensionals then to the Groovy Guava. Distress Groovy Guava and mount onto Ruby Red.
7. Tie Groovy Guava Double Stitch Ribbon around cardstock.
8. Remove the guard from the Corner Punch and punch the Very Vanilla strips to for scallop edge.
9. Mount very vanilla scallop edges to the Ruby Red then to the River Rock card base.

Thank you very much for stopping in, have a great weekend I'll be posting the rest tomorrow.


SAB Birthday Whimsy

This is one of the cards that we made at my SAB Stamp Camp. I thought I would publish the sheets that my customers received, so that you to could recreate some of the projects. Enjoy!

SAB Birthday Whimsy Card 2008

The Card Kit Includes:
 8 ½” x 5 ½” piece of Whisper White Cardstock
 5 7/8” x 4 ¼” piece of Certainly Celery Cardstock
 2 ½” x 5 ½” piece of Rose Red Cardstock
 2 ¼ x 5 ½” piece of So Saffron Cardstock
 3 ¾” x 3 ½” piece of Whisper White Cardstock
 3 5/8” x 3 3/8” piece of Cutie Pie Designer Paper
 2 7/8” x 2 ¾” piece of Rose Red Cardstock
 2 ¾” x 2 5/8” piece of Whisper White Cardstock
 1 5/8” x 7/8” piece of Bashful Blue Cardstock
 1 ½” x ¾” piece of Whisper White Cardstock
 16” of Bashful Blue Stripped Ribbon
 2 Brads
 1 Envelope
 Dimensionals
 Step by Step Instructions to complete card design using the kit pieces

Add-on Products:
 Bashful Blue Stampin’ Write Marker (105111 $3.25)
 Rose Red Stampin’ Write Marker (100063 $3.25)
 Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049 $11.95)
 Birthday Whimsy Stamp set (You can earn this set Free simply by purchasing $50 of merchandise)
 Crafters Tool Kit for paper piercing (104310 $39.95)

Card Kit Birthday Whimsy Sale-a-Bration 2008

1. Fold the 8 ½” x 5 ½” piece of Whisper White fold in half using a Bone Folder.
2. Mount your piece of Certainly Celery to Whisper White.
3. Mount your pieces of Rose Red and So Saffron together and then onto Certainly Celery.
4. Tie piece of Bashful Blue Striped Ribbon around card.
5. Mount Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper to Whisper White place 4 dinensionals on back before mounting onto card.
6. Ink Happy Birthday Stamp with Rose Red Marker use Stamp –a-ma-jig to place on left hand side of Whisper White piece.
7. Ink your Birthday Cake stamp with markers again use the Stamp –a-ma-jig to place my image.
8. Mount Whisper White with stamped image on to your piece of Rose Red.
9. Place two dimensionals on the left side and adhesive on the right so that it will balance with your other layers.
10. Inking again the And Many More stamp use the SAMJ to place to the right side on small piece of Whisper White you will do this so that you can place the two brads on the left.
11. Mount Small stamped Whisper White onto Bashful Blue add two dimensionals and place on card.

Thank you for cruising my blog. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Another Sketch inspired CARD!

Yes it’s “Berry Bliss” run ..... please stay! Another sketch from SCS inspired this one along with Ali you can check our her blog. You cannot see it on the picture but, I used the Seeing Spots Class Brass Template to emboss the Whisper White, {most of what I have seen on SCS they use Cuttlebug or a similar devise to create the embossed look.} I’m going to have to put that on my wish list. It would have made this card much easier.


Stamp Set:
So Many Scallops “Free by simply making a purchase, hosting a workshop, or taking the plunge and become a Demonstrator”.
Paper: Berry Bliss DSP, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa & Whisper White
Inks: Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Prettiest Kit, ¼” Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, ½” Circle Punch, Crystal Effects, Crafters’ Tool Kit, Paper Piercing, Uni-ball Gel Pen and Dimentionals

Thank you for taking time to look and have a great day!


Happy Hello Hope it Makes you SMILE!!

I have to start by saying I LOVE “Berry Bliss” Designer Papers (deep breath)….I saw this layout or sketch I swear I wrote the number down but, it’s gone. This will be one of the samples at my SAB Camp hope they like Berry Bliss as much as I do!!! Who doesn’t like PINK AND BROWN? No worries mate, the most difficult part was using the Crop-a-dile to make the indents on the strip of Close to Cocoa. If you now an easy way please leave a comment I’d appreciate it immensely. This one was easy to put together and I love punches and I used three and the CAD.


Stamp Set: Lots of Thoughts “Free by simply making a purchase, hosting a workshop, or taking the plunge and become a Demonstrator”.
Paper: Berry Bliss DSP, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate & Naturals White
Inks: Basic Brown
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, Slit, 1-3/8”, 1-1/4” punches, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon and Dimentionals

Have a great day! ~Ann

Swap Share

Old man winter has been hitting us around here; we’ve scored numerous SNOW DAYS school closed, no work for me YEA! On the flip side…(yes, there is always one) …I have all 4 children at home and it’s hard to sneak away and play with out constant interruptions. Making it hard to keep the creative juices flowing and create my little master pieces. Today I had a plan when Brandon (3) went down for his nap after lunch, I let the others pick a movie and said, “Watch it and respect each other and let me have some time alone in my stamp room”. It WORKED! I was able to finish up two more projects that I can share today.

I’ve had time to browse through some awesome blogs lately I’m amazed at the talent out there. I’m very interested in the Sketch and Color Challenges it helps make it easier to create. I did my first one this past weekend with Beate and I’m planning to keep doing them and try and add others so be on the look out. You might want to give it a try too, if you’re stuck or your MOJO is lost.

I’ve also noticed that I don’t say much in comparison, I’ll try and let a little more of me come through. I guess that’s what blog means blah blah blah……in addition to sharing my creations. The three sets of two below are from a swap that I participated in over at SUDSOL, I posted mine already. I wont stop there I’ll post more so stay tuned….

I want to thank all of you that have stopped by I really appreciate it!

Have a great day! ~Ann

These great Cards were created by: Christi Thorsen you can check her bolg. Sale-A-Brations Set Merci

Next were created by Krista M. Pomeroy Sale-A-Bration Set So Many Scallops

and final set created by Leslie Knight you can see more at her blog. Sale-A-Bration set Friendship Blooms

Ladies it was a pleasure hope to do it again soon. Thank you!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Butterfly Thoughts of YOU!!!

Another swap for the Occasions Mini, Jen sent the butterflies stamped on Glossy White and I did the rest. This is a simple layout and the scallop is cute on fun cards like this. Back to work tomorrow (wink) no more indulging myself in my stamp room. We are back to the old routine. May not get to post tomorrow but check by for my Got my MOJO back Wednesday…..


Stamp Set: Just Celebrate
Inks: StazOn Black, Real Red & Pumpkin Pie Markers and Wild Wasabi Classic Ink
Card Stock: Glossy White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie & Wild Wasabi Accessories: Black & White Gingham Ribbon, Slit Punch, Blender Pen and Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping buy


Makes Me Want A Puppy!!!

This has been a long weekend, we had a four day plus this past week we had two snow days. I’m feeling a little claustrophobic today….. Think I need to get out more….. I stayed up late last night to finish up these swaps. I was sent the stamped image as I did not pre order from the Occasions Mini Collection 2008. I hope the recipients like it…..I have one more image to work with from this same stamp set For Father set of 4 (111496 $25.95).


Stamp Set: For Father & Fundamental Phrases
Inks: StazOn Black, Really Rust, Sage Shadow & River Rock Classic Ink: WWC & SWM Really Rust
Card Stock: Sage Shadow, River Rock, Really Rust & Confetti
Accessories: Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Brads, 1/8” hand held Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, River Rock Dbl Stitch Ribbon & Aqua Painter

Thank you for stopping by and Have a Happy Presidents' Day!


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Take Out Box

These were so easy to make I did a few different colors just playing around though I'd share this one too! You can click HERE to learn how from Beate!

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!!


Friday, February 15, 2008

Friendship Blooms

After completing the Sketch Challenge I have decided that this will be the card that we make using Friendship Blooms at my “Sale-A-Bration Stamp Camp” on February 23rd you can check out my Stampin' Up! Website for more details. We will also be making the Take out Box. You can see the Recipe below.

Thanks for stopping by....


Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #35

Every week I see wonderful cards posted that are from numerous Sketch Challenges ….. I’m going to give it ago! I’m only 34 behind what else is NEW! This will be a weekly post giving you one more reason to came back and see ME!
Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge #35

The stamp set is a new one from the Sale-A-Bration that you can earn FREE simply by making a purchase, hosting a workshop, or become a demonstrator. This is Stampin’ Up! Biggest promotion of the year.


Stamp Set: Friendship Blooms
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Certainly Celery & Print Designer Series Paper Certainly Celery
Inks: Real Red and Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pads and Marvelous Markers
Accessories: Paper Snips, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Real Red, Dimensionals and Cutter Kit.

Hope you like my first Sketch Challenge Submission!


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Is Three the Charm???

Here it is the third and final attempt I’m not saying your not going to ever see me bring this one out again, just the last one for today.


Stamp Set: Time Well Spent
Card Stock: Designer Series Paper Notions, Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Sahara Sand & Apricot Appeal
Inks: Basic Brown, Taken with Teal, Markers, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal & Certainly Celery
Accessories: Paper Snips, Photo Corner and Slot Punches, Grosgrain Ribbon, Earth Element and Gold Brads & Dimensionals

Thanks for looking ~ Ann

Still Spending my time WELL!

This is my second attempt to prove I can do something with this set. I kept the same color combo and switched it up a little and changed the layout. Broke open my bottle of Prima Flowers that I had to have but have never used.


Stamp Set:
Time Well Spent and Canvas Background
Card Stock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise & Apricot Appeal
Inks: Basic Brown, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal & Certainly Celery
Accessories: Paper Snips, Photo Corner Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, Earth Element Brads & Dimensionals added a two Prima Flowers from Target.

Thanks for looking ~ Ann

Time Well Spent

Today is a day for “TIME WELL SPENT”, as today is an unexpected day off (as if we moms ever really get one) a snow day. With the kids doing what they want and only a little laundry to be done I attempted to escape to my “Stamp Room”. In appreciation to all demonstrators Stampin’ Up! sent the Hostess set “Time Well Spent” when the new catalog came out. I cut and mounted it today, as I gazed into the air trying to come up with a layout or an idea that would work for a finished card. This was a bit of a challenge for me. As this is not a set I would usually purchases.

Again, I have all my scraps out here’s what I came up with. I’m not sure why I’m posting them they are just not up to my usual standard or they don’t scream ME!

I’ve noticed during this cleaning binge I have a lot of retired papers around. Another thing I need to use up! As you can see I slipped some in……enjoy hope you had a great day today!!!


Stamp Set: Time Well Spent and Canvas Background
Card Stock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise & Apricot Appeal
Inks: Basic Brown, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal & Certainly Celery
Accessories: Paper Snips, Grosgrain Ribbon, Earth Element Brads & Dimensionals

Thanks for looking ~ Ann

Sunday, February 10, 2008

CASE job!

Had a Stamping get together with some of my best stampin’ FRIENDS/customers, on Friday night. I tried something new I used the Stampin Success Magazine for inspiration. This is a monthly publication that demonstrator receive from SU! I love this little card and I think they did too! Hello Girls! :)


Stamp Set: Think Happy Thoughts
Card Stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Old Olive & Regal Rose
Inks: Basic Black
Accessories: Prettiest Kit, Stampin’ Pastels, Old Olive 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Punches and Rhinestone Brad.

Thanks for looking ~ Ann

Pieces of Scraps!!!

One of my goals is to clean up after every project, so far so good. It's been tough but, I want a clean work area. Had some scraps and pieces lying around so I played with them before the total clean up. This is what I came up with. The image was stamped the other day.


Stamp set: Blossoms Abound and So Many Sayings (retired Hostess)
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose & Whisper White...Designer Series Berry Bliss and Petals & Paisleys (retired)
Inks: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Accessories: Gold Brads, Regal Rose 1/4" Grosgrain (Retired), Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbons, Photo Corner Punch and Tool Kit.

Thanks for looking ~ Ann

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Blowing off the DUST on Blossoms Abound!

I decided to start pulling out sets that I have not played with for a while, no rhyme or reason just reach in my stock and pull one out and include a Background stamp with it. I'll have to come up with a catchy slogan to add to the blog for every Wednesday. Today’s lucky stamp set and background stamp are: Blossoms Abound and Flannel Plaid for todays challenge.


Stamp sets: Blossoms Abound, Flannel Plaid BG, Think Happy Thoughts and So Many Sayings (Retired Hostess)
Card Stock: Old Olive, Pretty In Pink, Ruby Red & Whisper White
Inks: Old Olive, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbons, Scallop Punch, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Earth Elements & Rhinestone Brads, Cutter Kit and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!
~ Ann

M&M's and Hershey Kisses Wrapped UP!

This was part of what we included in the Mail Boxes, with the Ghirardelli pouches. The cello bags were stamped with Kraft White using Happy Heart Day sets little flower with the heart. Used the two tag punches with Real Red & Whisper White and 5/8" Real Red ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
~ Ann

Ghirardelli Chocolate WRAPPED

OK, my head is going to explode with excitement -- I have finally finished all the Valentine mailboxes, bagged up all the candy and made these little holders. I wrote down where I got the pattern I cannot find it...however you can find one on SCS. I did change it up and I added the belly band to mine.

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Happy Heart Day & So Many Scallops (SAB set FREE w/$50 purchase)
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White and Black and retired DP Cerise.
Ink: Basic Black and Real Red
Other: Dimensionals, Real Red & Black Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, On Board Blossoms & Basics, (retired Heart Punch) and my GIGI mega Scallop Punch.

Hope you all have a great day and stay warm and dry! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


I'm participating in a swap over at SUDSOl, helping out a new demo with samples of all the Sale-A-Bration sets. We each have to do two cards for our stamp set, Lots of Thoughts is mine. Below is card #1 here is card #2.

This is a close up! I love using my punches!!!


SS: Lots of Thoughts
CS: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink & Purely Pomegranate Textured
DS: Berry Bliss
Ink: Pretty in Pink & Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon & Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon & Dimensionals
Tools: 1-3/8" round punch and Scallop Punch.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Ginger Blossom MANY THANKS

I'm so excited for Sale-a-bration! What is better than FREE stamp sets and rub ons? I was good this year and only pre-ordered two sets and the rub ons (as demonstrators we can pre-order one of each) but I can't wait to earn the rest.... I want them all!!

And... if you've ever thought about joining Stampin'Up!, SAB is the perfect time to join our stampin family. You get to choose any stamp set from the catalog (up to a $47.95 value), in addition to all the sets you get in the starter kit! And now, you can sign up and get your demo number almost instantly online!! Contact your demonstrator for more information! That's not all you get 20% off!

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Lots of Thoughts
Paper: River Rock, Very Vanilla, Groovy Guava & Ruby Red.
Ink: River Rock & Groovy Guava.
Accessories: River Rock & Groovy Guava double Stitched Ribbon.
Tools: Dimensionals, Scallop circle, Round Tab, 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" punches & a sponge.

Thanks for stopping by... hope your weekend is great.
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